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(RPEATIVE CRAFT IN DENMARK TODAY 



AN EXHIBITION OF 

CONTEMPORARY WORK ORGANIZED 
BY THE DANISH HANDCRAFT GUILD 




Creative Craft in Denmarii Today An Exiiibition of Contemporary Work organized by 

The Danish Handcraft Guild 



The Cooper Union Museum . New York . 19th October - 30th November 1962 



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In the collection of 
Her Majesty the Queen: 

Flossa rug. 

Designed and made by 

Doris Nielsen. 




Bowls. Stoneware. 
Designed and made by 
Christian Poulsen. 
Catalog No. 51. 



Grateful acknowledgement is here made to the 

Danish Government and the following Foundations; 

Magasins Fond 

Thomas B. Thriges Fond 

Vald. Selmer Trane og Hustru Elise Tranes Fond 

and the Tuborg Fond 

for their grants in support of this Exhibition. 



Honorary Patrons 

Her Majesty, the Queen of Denmark 

Mrs. John F. Kennedy 

Her Highness, Princess Viggo 



Sponsors of the Exhibition 

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick B. Adams, Jr. 

Countess Bent Ahlefeldt-Laurvig 

Mrs. F. Huntington Babcock 

Miss Alice Baldwin Beer 

Mrs. William McCormick Blair 

Mrs. Roger M. Blough 

Mrs. Neville J. Booker 

Mrs. Wiley T. Buchanan 

Mr. Axel Laurent Christensen 

Baroness Ida Gro Dahlerup 

Mrs. Louise Dale 

Mr. Henry Francis du Pont 

Mrs. Robert B. Egbert 

Mrs. Norris W. Harkness 

Mrs. Arthur A. Houghton 

Mrs. Uffe Himmelstrup 

Mrs. Hessellund Jensen 

Countess Knuth-Winterfeldt 

Mrs. Henry Goddard Leach 

Baroness Adane Lerche 

Mrs. Just Lunning 

Mrs. Alastair B. Martin 

Mrs. Clarence G. Michalis 

Mrs. Paul Moore 

Mrs. Lithgow Osborne 

Mrs. Ogden Reid 

Mrs. Paul Ryder 

Mrs. Howard J. Sachs 

Mrs. William Jay Schieffelin 

Miss Edith Appleton Standen 

Mr. C. Peter Strong 

Mrs. Leo Wallerstein 

Mrs. Thomas J. Watson 

Mrs. Vanderbilt Webb 

Baroness Wedell-Wedellsborg 



Executive Committee 

Mr. Ejnar A. Buhl 

Mr. Arne Christiansen 

Mr. Calvin S. Hathaway 

Mr. Uffe Himmelstrup 

Mrs. Thorkild Host 

Mr. Anders Hostrup-Petersen 

Mrs. Gertie Wandel 



Secretary General 

Hans Lassen 



Selection Committee 

Mrs. Bess Bardenfleth 
Mr. John Becker 
Mrs. Ebba Carstensen 
Mrs. Ellen Grove 
Mr. Mogens Koch 
Baroness Adane Lerche 
Mr. Svend Moller 
Mr. Christian Poulsen 
Mrs. Laura Ragoczy 
Mr. Bent Salicath 
Mrs. Elisabeth Schmedes 
Mrs. Gertie Wandel 
Mr. Vilhelm Wohlert 
Mrs. Gudrun Stig Aagaard 



Architects of the Exhibition 

Jdrgen Bo and Vilhelm Wohlert 
in co-operation with 
Christian Poulsen 



"Composition I". 

Tapestry designed by 

Birthe Weggerby. 

Woven by 

Benedicte Herjufsdatter. 

Awarded a First Prize 

in the Guild Competition, 1962. 

Catalog No. 82. 



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Embroidered cushion. 
Designed by Bjorn Wiinblad. 
Made in the Guild Workshop. 
Catalog No. 77. 




Armchair. Oak. 
Designed by 
Hans J. Wegner. 
IVIade by 

Johannes Hansen, 
Cabinet Makers, 
65 Bredgade. 
Copenhagen, K. 
Catalog No. 23. 



We feel deep gratitude towards the 
Cooper Union iVluseum, and also - on 
behalf of our institution, the Danish 
Handcraft Guild - great joy, now that 
our dream of many years, actually dating 
back nearly 15 years, the dream of being 
allowed a showing at the Museum, has 
come true. 

We extend our heartfelt thanks to the 
management of the IVluseum for this 
opportunity. We also hope that the vari- 
ous items on show will find friends 
among the American public - then will 
the purpose of our exhibition have been 
achieved. 

Adane Lerche 

Past President 

Danish Handcraft Guild 



In offering the first American showing 
of the work of members of the Danish 
Handcraft Guild, the Cooper Union Mu- 
seum happily sees the fulfilment of a 
hope nourished for fifteen years. The 
achievement promises to outrun the hope; 
a larger and more varied collection of 
objects has been assembled for the oc- 
casion than had earlier been thought 
possible; and as a last-minute surprise 
the display has been favored in the pro- 
vision, by the Guild, of a purely Danish 
setting, designed by an architect greatly 
admired in his country for the work that 
he has recently created there. For the 
distinguished patronage under which the 
exhibition comes to the United States, 
and for the generous and devoted sup- 
port given so freely in Denmark and in 
this country, the Cooper Union Museum 
is deeply grateful. 

Calvin S. Hathaway 

Director of the Cooper Union Museum 



Introduction 

Selskabet til Haandarbejdets Fremme 
(The Danish Handcraft Guild), under the 
patronage of Her Majesty Queen Ingrid, 
was established in 1928 with the follow- 
ing purpose; 

"The objects of the Guild are to protect 
and renew embroidery, handweaving and 
other home crafts of artistic design and 
to develop sales outlets for such items 
on the home market as well as abroad". 

The Society has to-day more than 3000 
members of which about 2500 are sup- 
porting members and 500 active crafts- 
people. In 1928 there was a growing con- 
sciousness in Denmark of the need for 
measures whereby to preserve continuity 
in the old traditions of craftsmanship 
within the art of textile-making and other 
handcrafts. The importance of a country- 
wide organization was clearly demonstra- 
ted by the fine results achieved by simi- 
lar movements in Sweden and Norway. 

With a view to making the best possible 
patterns and designs available for home- 
workers, studios and workshops were es- 
tablished. Shortly thereafter the first re- 
tail shop was opened in Copenhagen. 

From the very start it was decided 
that a committee of artists and technical 
experts should approve of every article 
sold through the Guild. The guidance 
given by this committee during the past 
years has proved of immense value. The 
commltle has ensured contact between 
artist and craftsman, a fact which has 
been the keynote throughout the Guild's 
history. It has established and maintained 
this connection and has been instrumental 
in creating the sense of quality which is 
so vital to the continued existence of 
handcraft. 



Only two years after its establishment, 
the Guild joined hands with a society of 
craftspeople who until then had been sel- 
ling through a shop of their own. The 
merging of these two societies created 
a double task for the Guild: to support 
the production of good textiles in home 
industry and to act as a selling outlet 
for committee-approved craftspeople with 
their own workshops. In its shop, the Guild 
now carries examples of printed textiles, 
silverware, ceramics and furniture in ad- 
dition to its own textiles and weaves. 

In collaboration with the Guild, our 
Faeroese society, "Foroyiska Heimavirki", 
was established in 1935, linking up the 
efforts that are made in connection with 
the hand-knitting industry and its fine 
traditions in our far-away islands in 
the Atlantic Ocean. In 1937, the Green- 
land society, "Gronlandsk Kunst og Hus- 
flid", was formed to maintain and devel- 
op the ancient traditions of Eskimo art. 

In 1938, a school for the training of 
embroidery designers and teachers of 
needlework was started. Through these 
teachers and the publishing of a series 
of pattern-books, the Guild has been able 
to offer guidance to the very large num- 
ber of Danish women who still embroider 
in their leisure hours. 

Gradually, shops were opened in four 
large towns outside Copenhagen in order 
to secure the attainment of the Guild's 
second object: the development of sel- 
ling outlets. 

Since 1929, the Guild has exhibited the 
works of its members as well as textiles 
and embroidery from its own workshops 
every third year at the Copenhagen Mu- 
seum of Decorative Art. 

The fact that an ever increasing num- 
ber of people are becoming interested in 



the various forms of craft created by the 
more than 300 active members of the 
Guild, is to a large extent attributable to 
these exhibitions. 

The Danish Handcraft Guild is most 
grateful for the Cooper Union Museum's 
invitation, It has provided a long hoped 
for opportunity of presenting to the Uni- 
ted States, our most treasured customer, 
a cross-section of the products made 
under the sponsorship of the Guild. 

Gertie Wandel 

President 

Danish Handcraft Guild 



Dish. Stoneware. 
Designed and made by 
Myre Vasegaard. 
Catalog No. 67. 




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In the collection ot 

Her Majesty, the Queen of Denmark 

Flossa rug. Wool. 

Design Doris Nielsen. 

Place mats. 

Design Esther Andreessen. 

Place mats. 

Design Johanne Marie Wilier. 

"Rose". Tender Lace. 



1 Gudrun Stig Aagaard 

Handprinted curtains, 
a "Lianas". 51 in. wide. 



2 Lis Ahlmann 

Handwoven fabrics 

and handknotted rugs, 
a Fabric. 

Red linen. 44 in. wide, 
b Rya. Blue wool. 

88X55 in. 
c Rya. Golden wool. 

88X55 in. 
d Rya. Red and black wool. 

88X55 in. 
e Tablecloth. 

Red checkered cotton. 

43X43 in. 

Private collection. 



3 Helle Allpass 

Mobiles. 
a~c Fish. 



4 Willy Beck 

Furniture. 

a-b Chairs. Oak. 

Design A. Bender Madsen 
and Ejnar Larsen. 
Upholstery by Doris Nielsen. 



5 Kirsten and John Becker 

Handwoven fabrics 

and handknotted rugs, 
a Antependium. Gold embroidery 

on white and golden linen. 

41 X126 in. 
b "Capri". Woollen rug. 

Flatwoven. 132X113 in. 
c Curtain. Wool. 

Design Arne Jacobsen. 

Acquired by the Copenhagen 

Museum of Decorative Art. 
d Drapery fabric. White and 

black wool. 59 in. wide. 

Design Arne Jacobsen. 
e Napkins. Various colors. 

Linen. 12X12 in. 
f "Mosaic". Damask-woven 

napkins. Linen. 12X12 in. 
g "Mexico". Linen place mats. 

12X12 in. 
h "Mexico". Linen runners. 

12X118 in. 
i Rya. Blue wool. 94X55 in. 
j "Mosaic". Damask-woven tablecloth. 

Linen. 78X51 in. 
k Vestment. White wool with gray 

and black stripes. 49X49 in. 
I Vestment. Green damask with gold 

cross. 49X49 in. 



6 Carlo Haahr Berntsen 

Handprinted fabric, 
a "Corcato". Cotton. 35 in. wide. 



7 Risse Berntsen 

Handknotted rugs, 
a Rya. 74X43 in. 
b "Mackerel". Rya. 78X43 in. 



8 Palle Bisgaard 

Jewelry. 
a Bracelet. Silver, 
b-c Bracelets. Sterling silver 

and mother-of-pearl, 
d Necklace. Silver, 
e Necklet. Sterling silver 

and mother-of-pearl, 
f Pin. Silver, 
g Ring. Sterling silver 

and mother-of-pearl. 



9 Ingegerd and Carl Bjerring 

Embroidery, 
a Wall hanging. Beaded, brown linen 
embroidery on off-white, handwoven 
linen. 



10 Kay Bojesen 

Silverware, 
a Flatware. Silver. 



11 Ingrld Bramsen 

Handknotted rugs, 
a Rug. Flatwoven, gray and red. Wool. 

59X46 in. 
b Rya. Blue and green. Wool. 

78X48 in. 
c Rya. Wool. 54X40 in. 



12 Ellen M. Broker 

Jewelry, 
a-c Rings. Sterling silver 
and blue enamel. 



13 Finn Carlsen 

Earthenware, 
a Sculpture. 



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"Lianas". Handprinted curtain. 
Designed and made by 
Gudrun Stig Aagaard. 
Catalog No. 1 . 



14 Ejvind Kold Christensen 

Dull chromium-plated furniture, 
a-b Tabourets. Dull chromium-plated 
frame and leather cushion. 
Design Poul Kjarholm. 
c Candlestick. Dull chromium-plated. 
Design Poul Kjaerholm. 

15 Ruth Christensen 

Handprinted wall hangings, 
a Red and orange cotton. 

58X29 in. 
b Blue and yellow cotton. 

58X29 in. 

16 Lillemor Clement and 
Inger Folmer Larsen 

Lusterware. 
a Covered bowl. 
Private collection, 
b-c Jars. 



b Bracelet, spiral. Gold and 

precious stones, 
c Bracelet. Gold on plexiglass, 
d Head ornament. Gold and blue 

feathers, 
e Hand ornament. Gold and rubies, 

emeralds, sapphires, and pearls, 
f Ring. Blue stone. 

Private collection, 
g Ring, spiral. Gold and stones. 

Private collection, 
h Necklace. Gold. Precious and 

synthetic stones. 

Journeyman's test work 

from Just Andersen's workshop. 

21 Ellen Grove 

Embroidery, 
a Beaded white bag. 
Made by Ellen Grove. 
Design Bjorn Wiinblad. 



24 Marianne Herlufsdatter 
and Lars Thirslund 

Earthenware, 
a "Fauna Danica". Large dish. 
b "Fauna Danica". Bowl, 
c "Fauna Danica". Bowl, 
d "Fauna Danica". Square bowl. 



25 Holmegaard Glassworks 

Glass, 
a-e Sculptures, 
f-r Unique pieces. 



26 Ruth Hull 

Handprinted silk, 

a Scarf. Pink and green, 

b Scarf. Orange and violet, 

c Scarf. Blue flowers on green ground, 

d Scarf. Blue and brown, 

e Scarf. White and brown. 



17 Ingeborg Cock-Clausen 

Handwoven runner, 
a Gold embroidery on orange 
cotton. 5 in. wide. 

18 Gutte Eriksen 

Earthenware. 
a Jar. Private collection, 
b-h Jars, 
i Tea-pot. 

19 Cis Finck 
Handwoven fabric. 

a Napkins. 14X15 in. 

20 Arje Griegst 
Jev;elry. 

a Finger ornament. Gold and 
precious stones. 



22 Bjrthe Tage Hansen 

Handmade dolls, 
a "Woman from Fanb". 
b "Woman from Falstria". 
c "Reaper from Zealand", 
d "Woman from Skovshoved". 



23 Johannes Hansen 

Furniture, 
a-e Armchairs. Oak. 

Design Hans J. Wegner. 
Handwoven upholstery from 
Danish Handcraft Guild Workshop, 
f Table. Oak. 

Design Hans J. Wegner. 
g Chair. Black finish. 
Design Hans J. Wegner. 
Handwoven upholstery by 
Lis Ahlmann. 



27 Annette Juel 

Handwoven fabric and rugs, 
a Stole. Golden, 
b Rug. Flatwoven. 106X75 in. 
c "Pastel Tints". Rya. 

Handknotted. 59X47 in. 
d Rya. Blue. 

Handknotted. 59X43 in. 
e Rya. Red. 

Handknotted. 59X43 in. 



28 Set Karlgreen 

Handknotted rugs, 
a Rya. Yellow colors. 57X43 in. 

Design Hanne Sebbelov. 
b Rya. Blue and light green. 

57X43 in. Design Bodil Andersen. 



Vase. Salt-glazed stoneware. 
Designed and made by 
Nils J. Kahler. 
Herman A. Kahler, 
Naestved, Zealand. 
Catalog No. 34. 





Detail of bench. Rosewood. 
Designed and made by 
Peder Moos. 
Catalog No. 41. 



Bed. Danish cedar. 
Designed and made by 
Peder Moos. 
Catalog No. 41. 




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29 Vibeke Klint 

Handwoven rugs and silks, 
a Bed coverlet. 

Private collection. 
b "Lightning". Flatwoven rug. 

69X43 in. 
c Rya. 118X78 in. 
d Silk material. Golden, 
e Silk stole. Yellow and green, 
f Silk stole. Orange, 
g Silk stole. Red. 
h Silk stole. Blue, 
i Silk stole. Blue and violet. 

30 Ela Knapp 

Handwoven material, 
a Decoration material. Brown and 
black stripes. Wool. 5 in. wide. 

31 Ann! and Bent Knudsen 

Jewelry. 
a Bracelet. Sterling silver, 
b Bracelet. Gold, 
c Necklace. Sterling silver. 

32 Ea Koch 

Handknotted rugs, 
a Rya. Red and blue circles. 

65X42 in. 

Design Mogens Koch, 
b Rya. Red and blue circles. 

102X45 in. 

Design Mogens Koch. 

33 Ann-Mari Kornerup 
Handwoven tapestry. 

a "Jonah". 75X52 in. 

34 Herman A. Kahler 

Salt-glazed stoneware, 
a-p Various pieces. 



35 Marie Gudme Leth 

Handprinted fabrics, 
a "Mariati". Orange, red, and 

violet. 51 in. wide, 
b "Mariati". Brown and black. 

51 In. wide, 
c "Tripolis". Red and orange. 

51 in. wide. 

36 Finn Lynggaard 

Stoneware, 
a Covered bowl, 
b Decorated dish, 
c Jar. 

d Tea-pot, large, 
e Tea-pot, small. 

37 Svend Lowe 

Earthenware, 
a Coffee cups. Gray and 
white stripes. 

38 Frans Magnussen 

Jewelry, 
a-b Bracelets. Sterling silver, 
c Ear-rings. Sterling silver. 

39 Ruth Malinovski 

Handwoven material, 
a "Poppy". Woollen curtain 

material. 35 in. wide, 
b Brown wool. 51 in. wide, 
c Brown wool. 51 in. wide, 
d Dark green wool. 51 in. wide, 
e Light green wool. 51 in. wide, 
f Olive green wool. 51 in. wide, 
g-i Woollen curtains. 35 in. wide. 

40 Rolf Middelboe 

Embroidered curtains, 
a "Leaves". 55 in. wide, 
b "Seaweed". 55 in. wide. 



41 Peder Moos 

Furniture. 
a Bed. Danish cedar, 
b Bench. Rosewood, 
c Rocking-chair. Cherry-wood. 

Handwoven upholstery by 

Marie Moos. 

All in private collections. 



42 Soren Mohl 

Stoneware, 
a Creamer, 
b-h Bowls. 



43 Inger Moller 

Silver and copper ware, 
a Covered dish. Silver, 
b Coffee pot. Copper, 
c Sugar bowl and creamer. Copper, 
d Tea-pot. Copper. 



44 Ingeborg Moisted 

Jewelry. 
a-c Necklaces. Silver, 
d-f Pins. Silver. 



45 Karen Thorvald Nielsen 

Handwoven material, 
a Fabric. Two blue colors. 

Wool and cotton. 51 in. wide, 
b Napkins. Two colors. 14X15 i 



46 Signe and John Northroup 

Earthenware, 
a Set of bells, 
b Red house, 
c Green house, 
d Yellow vase. 



Birds carved in wood. 
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47 Palshus 

Stoneware, 
a-b Vases, 
c Dish. 

48 Bent Gabrielsen Petersen 

Jev/elry. 

a Ring. Silver. Enamel, 

b Brooch. Gilt silver. 20 ametysts. 

c Brooch. Silver and turquoise, 

d Bracelet. Silver. Black enamel, 

e Bracelet. Fire-gilt silver. 

f Bracelet. Spiral, fire-gilt silver, 

g Bracelet. Gilt silver. Turquoise, 

h Bracelet. Silver. Blue enamel, 

i Bracelet. Hinged, fire-gilt silver, 

j Necklace. Silver. Turquoise, 

k Necklace. Silver. Fire-gilt slats. 

49 Ludvig Pontoppidan 

Furniture. 
a Stacking tables. Mahogany. 
Design M. Ryder and 
Eskild Pontoppidan. 

50 Arne Poulsen 

Furniture. 
a-b Chairs. Ash. 

Design Vilhelm Wohlert. 
Upholstery by Paula Trock. 

51 Christian Poulsen 

Stoneware. 
a Bowl. Square, 
b Bowl. Square with relief. 

Greenish-yellow, 
c Bowl. Large. Greenish-blue, 
d Dish. Large. Oval. Light 

greenish-blue. 
e Dish. Large. Square. Blue. 
f Dish. Square. Medium size. 

Yellowish-green. 



g-h Hot-water pitcher. 

Round. Glazed inside. 

Tea-pot. Round. Unglazed. 
i Jar. Large. Square. Turquoise, 
j Jar. Large. Round. Yellow, 
k Jar. Medium size. Bottle shape. 

Blue turquoise. 
I Jar. Medium size. Greenish-blue, 
m Jar. Small. Square. Blue turquoise, 
n Jar. Small with relief. Blue 

turquoise. 
Tea-pot. Small. Square. 

Greenish-blue. 

52 Ras Ceramic Ware 

Earthenware, 
a-c Roasting dishes. 

53 Franka Rasmussen 

Handknotted tapestries, 
a "Spring". Wall hanging. 

72X28 in. 
b "On the Beach". Wall hanging. 

71 X27 in. 

Private collection. 

54 Peder Rasmussen 

Stoneware, 
a-c Dishes, 
d-e "Ball". 

f "Circle", 
g-h "Egg", 
i-j "Oval", 
k-l "Round", 
m-o "Square". 

55 Niels Refsgaard 

Stoneware, 
a Ashtray. Glazed, with brown 

decoration, 
b Bowl. Large. Glazed, with 

brown decoration. 



c Jar. Glazed, with brown 

decoration, 
d Jar. Small. Glazed, with 

brown decoration, 
e Tea-caddy, glazed, with brown 

decoration. 



56 Rehabilitation Workshop 
at Odense 

a Rug. Flatwoven. Cotton. 

Orange and yellow. 86X51 in. 
Design Jdrgen Ulrich. 



57 Anders Ring 

Jewelry and flatware, 
a Bracelet. Silver and amber, 
b Cuff links. Silver and amber, 
c Necklace. Silver and amber, 
d Necklace. Silver and green stones, 
e Ring. Silver and amber, 
f Flatware. 

Design Jacob Anders Ring. 



58 The Royal Copenhagen 
Porcelain Manufactory 

China and stoneware, 
a "Solfatara". Stoneware vase. 

Design Axel Salto. 

Private collection, 
b Vase. Blue glaze stoneware. 

Design Axel Salto. 

Private collection, 
c-u "Gemma". China service. 

Design Gertrud Vasegaard. 



59 Karin and Aase Schou 

Ceramic ware, 
a-c Covered bowls. Yellow. 



"Gemma". Tureen. China. 
Designed by 
Gertrud Vasegaard. 
Made by 

the Royal Copenhagen 
Porcelain Manufactory, 
6 Amagertorv, 
Copenhagen, K. 
Catalog No. 58. 



60 Tonder Lace Preservation 
Society 

a-f Handkerchiefs, 
a "Boots", 
b "Gretlie". 
c "Beauty of Tonder". 
d "Tinne". 
e "Rundin". 
f "Hjerpsted". 
g-k "Heart of Denmark" lace. 

61 Juliana Sveinsdottir 

Handknotted rugs and 

handwoven fabric, 
a Rug. Gray and yellow. 

77X45 in. 
b Rya. Gray. 73X38 in. 
c Rya. Brown. 71 X39 in. 
d Rya. Gray. 86X45 in. 

Acquired by the Copenhagen 

Museum of Decorative Art. 
e Stole. Yellowish-gray and brown. 

62 Ole Sondergaard 

Enamel work. 
a-b Bowls, 
c Box. 



63 Nana Thoresen-Lassen 

Handwoven tapestries, 
a "Apples". Tapestry. White 

and gold. 15X15 in. 
b "Notre Dame". 20X14 in. 
c Composition. Red. 12X8 in. 

64 Jetle Thyssen 

Handwoven tapestries, 
a "Concorde". Wall hanging. 

56X24 in. 
b "Soleil de Nuit". Wall hanging, 

57X20 in. 



65 Paula Trock 

Handwoven rug 

and curtaining, 
a Rug. Flatwoven. Black with 

blue square. 51 X49 in. 

b-h Curtaining. All 38 in. wide, 
b Yellow wool, 
c Green and yellow wool, 
d Yellow wool, 
e Blue wool, 
f Dark blue wool, 
g Gray wool, 
h Green wool. 



66 Gertrud Vasegaard 

Stoneware, 
a Bowl. Gray glaze, 
b Bowl. Yellowish-brown glaze, 
c Bowl. White glaze, 
d Bowl. Green glaze, 
e Bowl. Green glaze, 
f Jar. Gray glaze, 
g Jar. Black glaze, 
h Covered jar. Yellow glaze. 

Private collection. 



67 Myre Vasegaard 

Stoneware. 
a Dish. Decorated with fish. 

Gray and blue, 
b Jar. Black glaze. 



68 Conny Walther 

Stoneware, 
a-b Bottles. Black. 

c Bottle. Yellow and gray. 
d Cylinder. Brown and white. 
e Cylinder. Gray and blue, 
f Jar. White and gray, 
g Jar. Blue and gray. 



69 Hanne Vedel 

Handwoven rug and 

decoration material, 
a Rug. Half flossa. White wool. 

118X47 in. 
b Decoration material. White linen. 

54 in. wide. 

70 Birthe Weggerby 

Earthenware, 
a Dish. Blue decoration, 
b Dish. Large. Decorated. 

Acquired by the Danish 

Ministry for Cultural Affairs, 
c Covered jar. Decorated, 
d Jar. Large. Decorated. 

Private collection. 

71 R. Wengler 

Wickerwork. 
a Swing chair. 

Design Nanna and Jorgen Ditzel. 

72 Bjorn Wlinblad 

Earthenware, 
a Bowl. Yellow, 
b Bowl. Large. 
c Bowl. Yellow and green. 
d Dish. Large, 
e Dish. Reddish, 
f Dish. Light green. 
g "Othello". Dinner service, 
h "Figaro". Dinner service, 
i "Boheme". Dinner service. 
In private collections, 
j-l "Volga", "Cairo", and "Beirut". 
Table-tops. 

73 Workshop for the Handicapped, 
at Copenhagen 

a "Fano". Handwoven scarf. 




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Detail of wall hanging. 
"American State Flowers«. 
Designed by Gerda Bengtsson. 
Made in the Guild Workshop. 
Catalog No. 84. 



Danish Handcraft Guild 

74 Embroidery bags, 
a "Red Symphony". Petit Points. Silk. 

Design Ruth Christensen. 
b Vari-colored silk embroidery 

on white silk. 

Design Edith Hansen, 
c "Great Titmouse", 
d' "Daisies", 
e "Blue Anemones". 

c-e Silk on canvas. Petit points. 

Design Christiane Hsek. 
f-g Beaded silk embroidery on 

white silk. 

Design Ida Winckler. 



75 Handmade rugs, 
a Flossa rug. Wool. 77X54 in. 

Woven by Kirsten and John Becker. 

Design Rikke BiJlow. 

Awarded a Second Prize in the 

Guild Competition, 1962. 
b "Spruce". Wool. 94X63 in. 

Woven by Kirsten and John Becker. 

Design Axel Dahl. 

Awarded a Third Prize in the 

Guild Competition, 1962. 
c Rya. Blue wool. 59X45 in. 

Design Baden Jensen, 
d "Winter Forest". Rya. 118X68 in. 

Design Ann-Mari Kornerup. 
e Rya. Red and orange wool. 

59X37 in. 

Design Hanne Smith. 



76 Embroidery curtains, 
a Linen embroidery on linen ground. 
Chain stitching. 

Design Bodil Weyde Andersen. 
Awarded a Second Prize in the 
Guild Competition, 1962. 



b Linen on linen. Chain and stem 

stitching. 55 in. wide. 

Design Ingeborg Cock-Clausen, 
c White work on handwoven curtains. 

55 in. wide. 

Design Ellen Toftegaard. 
d "Vases". Cotton on wool. 

55 in. wide. 

Design Rigmor Starcke. 
e "Woman with Shears", 
t "Woman with Bird-Cage", 
g "Garden Tools", 
h "Garden Flowers". 

e-h Whitecotton embroidery on 

nylon curtain lengths. 

59 in. wide. 

Design Bjorn Wiinblad. 
i "Stripes". Silk material. 

27 in. wide, 
j Gray wool-and-cotton material. 

51 in. wide. 



77 Embroidery cushions, 
a "Gooseberry". Cotton on 

handwoven linen. Cross stitch. 
b "Red Currant". Cotton on 

handwoven linen. Cross stitch, 
c "Lady's Mantle". Cotton on 

handwoven linen. Cross stitch, 
d "Thistle". Cotton on white 

linen. Oriental stitch. 

a-d Design Gerda Bengtsson. 
e "Dryad". Silk on handwoven 

off-white cotton. Crewel stitch. 

Gray and brown linen application. 

Design Ruth Christensen. 
f Yellow, green, and gray linen 

on white linen. Crewel stitch. 

Design Edith Hansen, 
g "Plaice", 
h "Ray-fish". 



i "Plane Tree". 

g-i Cushions. Wool on canvas. 

Cross stitch. 

Design Mogens Koch. 

Private collection, 
j "Apple Tree". Linen on 

handwoven wool. Crewel stitch. 

Design Ruth Stille. 
k "Greensleeves". Silk on off-white 

linen. Embroidery and application. 

Design Bjorn Wiinblad. 
I "Girl", 
m "Insects", 
n "Boy". 

l-n Cushions. White work in 

linen on white handwoven linen. 

Design Bjorn Wiinblad. 



78 Place mats, 
a Cotton on linen. Cross stitch. 

Design Gerda Bengtsson. 
b White pulled-thread work. 

Linen. 

Design Elisabeth Jensen, 
c "Little Lisbeth". White 

pulled-thread work. Linen. 

Design Elisabeth Jensen, 
d Pulled-thread work. Linen. 

Design Elisabeth Jensen, 
e "Theodora". Lace. 

Design Johanne Marie Wilier, 
f White embroidery on off-white linen, 
g "Lisbeth". White pulled-thread 

work. Linen, 
h White pulled-thread work. Linen. 
i Pulled-thread work. Linen 
j "Fan". Lace on white linen, 
k Doilies. Cotton on linen. 

Cross stitch. 



Bowl. Earthenware. 
Designed and made by 
Marianne Herlufsdatter 
and Lars Thirslund. 
Catalog No. 24. 



79 Handwoven rugs, 
a Green and blue squares. Wool. 
86X47 in. 
Design Ruth Hull, 
b Brown, white, and black wool. 
86X47 in. 



80 Handknitted jerseys, 
a "Peacock". Three shades of green 

wool. 

Design Gudrun Stig Aagaard. 
b "Acorn". Two shades of green wool. 

Design Gudrun Stig Aagaard. 
c "Arrowhead". Two shades of 

green wool. 

Design Gudrun Stig Aagaard. 
d-e Faeroe jerseys. Wool. 



81 Tablecloths, 
a Brown checkered cotton. 

Handwoven. 43X43 in. 

Design Lis Ahlmann. 
b Linen embroidery on 

red and black cotton. 

Design Ebba Hansen, 
c Cotton on unbleached handwoven 

cotton. Cross stitch. 

Design Else Johnsen. 
d Cotton on Linen. 

Cross stitch. 

Design Else Johnsen. 



83 Embroidered tea-cosies, 
a White linen, 
b Red and white linen. 

a-b Design Edith Hansen, 
c "Golden-crested Wren". Cotton on 

reddish-brown cotton. Stem stitch. 

Design Bjbrn Wiinblad. 
d "Braids". White linen on 

green cotton. 



84 Wall hangings, 
a "Danish Flowers". Cotton 

application on handwoven silk. 

Design Gerda Bengtsson. 
b "American State Flowers". 

Cotton on linen. Cross stitch. 

Design Gerda Bengtsson. 
c "Tulips". Linen application 

and embroidery on linen. 

Design Ingeborg Cock-Clausen. 

Awarded a First Prize in the 

Guild Competition, 1962. 
d Nursery wall hanging. Linen on 

red cotton. 

Design Ebba Hansen, 
e "Shoal of fish". Cotton on linen. 

Novel weave-like stitching. 

Design Elisabeth Hertig. 



82 Tapestry, 
a "Composition I" 86X64 in. 

Woven by Benedlcte Herlufsdatter. 
Design Birthe Weggerby. 
Awarded a First Prize in the 
Guild Competition, 1962. 




Jar and covered bowl. 
Stoneware. 

Designed and made by 
Finn Lynggaard. 
Catalog No. 36. 



The Greenland Arts and Crafts Society 

functions under the patronage of Her 
Majesty, the Queen of Denmark. Its purpose 
is to support and further the production 
of Greenland arts and crafts. The Green- 
land articles shown are grouped into the 
following categories: 
I. Clothing. II. Implements - Lamps, Bowls 
etc. III. Model Tools IV. Carvings. 
The Eskimo craft of carving has its roots 
far back in time. Greenlanders, particu- 
larly East Greenlanders have utilized the 
long periods of darkness for making their 
implements and equipment which are 
often beautifully decorated. Masks were 
made for ritualistic purposes, articles of 
clothing were often decorated with artis- 
tic patterns made from tiny bits of gaily 
colored seal skin. Human and animal mo- 
tifs are often found. 

The characteristic beaded collars and 
the embroidery on the national costumes 
worn by women on festive occasions, 
have developed after the introduction by 
Europeans of new materials, which the 
Greenlanders have utilized with ingenuity 
in the furtherance of their traditional dec- 
orative art. 

In recent years, Greenlanders have be- 
gun to produce small mythological figures 
called "tupilak", used to illustrate their 
legendary concepts for the benefit of Eu- 
ropeans. Owing to their distinctive form 
and their very high artistic merit, these 
figures have aroused considerable inter- 
est. Many Greenlanders are now sup- 
plementing a meagre income by making 
these figures, as well as models of boats 
and implements. The society "Greenland 
Arts and Crafts" has contributed much 
in promoting these articles and has kindly 
made available the specimens on display 
at this Exhibition. 




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"Tulips". 

Details of wall hanging. 
Designed and embroidered 
by Ingeborg Cock-Clausen. 
Awarded a First Prize in 
the Guild Competition, 1962. 
Catalog No. 84. 




Ornamental finger sheath. 
Gold and precious stones. 
Designed and made by 
Arje Griegst. 
Catalog No. 20. 



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Glasses. 

Designed by Per LiJtken. 

Made by 

Holmegaard Glassworks, 

12 Nyhavn, 

Copenhagen, K. 

Catalog No. 25. 



As a member of the 

DANISH HANDCRAFT GUILD 

you will receive our English language 

Quarterly Magazine. 

The first English language magazine on 
modern Danish arts and crafts, the 
present-day representation of age-old 
traditions. Lovers of things beautiful for 
household and personal use, will know 
that through their Associate Membership 
the active artist-craftsmen of the Danish 
Handcraft Guild will be supported in their 
assiduous work for the progress of Danish 
arts and crafts. 

Associate Membership will entitle you 
to the Danish Handcraft Guild Quarterly 
Magazine English language edition featur- 
ing 32 pages of articles and editorial 
matter. The subscription rate, inclusive of 
postage, is D. kr. 27.50 (or £1.8.0 or 
$ 4.00). Annual subscription also entitles 
each member to a cash discount of 5 per 
cent, on any purchase, whether made per- 
sonally in one of the show-rooms of the 
Guild or by mail order. All correspondence 
should be adressed to The Secretary, The 
Danish Handcraft Guild, 30 Kongens Ny- 
torv, Copenhagen K, Denmark. 



Creative Craft in Denmark Today 1962. 

Cover photo by Jesper Horn. 

Cover layout by Vilhelm Wohlert. 

Blocks by Kobenhavns Klichefabrik and 

Robert W. Peyrath. 

Photographic illustrations by Erik Hansen, 

Jonals Co., Erling Mantelmann, Mathias, 

Mydtskov, and Struwing. 

Layout by Hans Lassen. 

Printed in Denmark by Leif Thomsen. 



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